On June 4, Pastor Andy did a Facebook livestream explaining the thought process of the Response Team in planning on how and when to return to in-person worship. You can view that video below.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions surrounding it, our Vacation Bible School will be online through our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/stjohnspilgrim Vacation Bible School will be Monday thru Friday, June 29-July 3 at 10:00. If you aren’t able to join at 10:00 the videos will continue to be available on our Facebook page.
Each day we will have a roughly 15 minute video that covers a theme for the day, a Bible story, a memory verse, and then a fun activity you can do at home!
We will have a packet for each child available for pick up in the church entry way, which will have a few items for the daily activities. We know it is difficult that we cannot gather together for our wonderful week together, but we hope this helps keep us connected and growing!
Join us for our online Holy Week worship services!
Holy Week is the highest week in our church calendar year, and although the pandemic will keep us from gathering in person, we will still remember and celebrate the very events at the heart of our Christian faith. The videos will be posted on our Church Facebook page, and then posted on this website shortly thereafter.
Online Stations of the Cross – During the week you can pray through the Stations of the Cross online. This devotional and prayerful journey through the Passion of Christ has been a meaningful part of the devotional life of generations of Christians, especially during Holy Week. You can pray through the Stations of the Cross at any time on Pastor Andy’s Website.
April 5 @ 11:00 – Palm Sunday. Our Sunday worship video will focus on Palm Sunday and leading us into Holy Week.
April 9 @ 7:00 – Maundy Thursday Prayer Service. We will remember the events of the night Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples, spent time in prayer, and then was betrayed and handed over to the authorities with a brief video and time of prayer.
April 10 @ 7:00 – Tenebrae is our Good Friday service. A Tenebrae is a worship time where the Passion story is read hymns are sung and the sanctuary is gradually darkened and stripped in order to commemorate the death of our Lord. We are going to livestream a simple version of the Tenebrae this year.
April 11 Holy Saturday a brief video will be posted on the evening of Holy Saturday that will anticipate the good news of Easter morning.
April 12 @ 11:00 – Easter Sunday Worship we will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus with great joy with our virtual worship on Easter Sunday. This year there will be a way for you to participate in the Easter celebration at home – so have your cell camera ready to take a snap shot of your morning worship!
Did you miss Holy Week? You can catch up here.
April 12 – Easter Sunday
April 5 – Palm Sunday
These videos are from a Facebook live stream on Thursdays at 7:00 where Pastor Andy examines a question and scripture during the Corona virus pandemic.
Week 2: Are we in the end times?
Tuesdays through Fridays
We will have a brief, livestreamed prayer service on the church facebook page.
You can also watch the ‘Bible and a Question’ videos from Facebook live Check out the archive here.
Returning to In-Person Worship?
If you have questions on our timeline for returning to in-person worship or the policies for that worship, find out more here.
Holy Week Online
Our Holy week videos are available, Click here to find out more!
Giving and Stewardship
Please remember that during this time where we cannot gather physically, it is important to continue your giving to the church. You can do this in several ways:
- Unfortunately, due to the Governor’s ‘shelter in place’ order, the church office is no longer open and available to receive tithing at this present time.
- You can give via credit card or bank account by using the Giveplus Church App on your phone for one time or recurring offerings (a small service fee is deducted by the provider).
- You can also set up electronic giving by clicking here.
- You can give electronically by contacting the Finance Chairperson (Dwight Pierson) for one time or recurring offerings.
- Offerings currently given electronically will continue uninterrupted.
- If you would like a step by step guide as to how to give online, check out this walk through.